Definitions

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  • n. A reed stop in an organ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A reed stop in an organ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as clarion.

Etymologies

Italian, a trumpet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Steep Steps, for bass clarinet, plays the timbral angle for humor, staccato Raymond-Scott machinery in the bass against the unlikely espressivo of the instrument's treble, ending with a big-band saxophone-like wail of clarino; Brent Besner hit it all with character and flair.

    Magna Carter (7): Either/Or

  • At the same moment, through the pillars of the Temple of Amor, the sound of a dulcian, a clarino and a theorbo could be heard.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • On the stand was a whole new group of musicians: harpists, lyrists, players of the flageolet and dulcimer, two men sweating over glockenspiels, a group equipped with zithers and citharas and sitars, three women playing nose-flutes, two men with shofars, and a tall, blond man playing a clarino trumpet.

    Pagan Passions

  • Bach wrote for trumpets up to the twentieth harmonic -- but for this the trumpet had to be divided into a principal, which ended at the tenth harmonic -- and the clarino in two divisions, the first of which went from the eighth harmonic up to as high as the player could reach, and the second clarino, from the sixth to the twelfth.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891

  • The second register of notes, which by this lengthening of pipe started from B natural, received the name of clarinet, or clarionet, from the clarino or clarion, the high solo trumpet of the time it was expected that this bright harmonic series would replace.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891

  • Clarinetto is the diminutive of clarino, and the instrument was invented to replace the shrill tones that the trumpet lost as it gained in depth of tone.

    Musical Memories

  • This combination of instruments was still in vogue in the time of Haydn and Mozart, and was used in most of their works for the Church except that they sometimes added two flutes, two clarinets (woodwind instrument of ancient origin, so called on account of the resemblance of its tones to the high tones of the clarino, or trumpet), and two trumpets.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • _Clarinetto_ is the diminutive of _clarino_, and the instrument was invented to replace the shrill tones that the trumpet lost as it gained in depth of tone.

    Musical Memories

  • (small flute), one clarino (trumpet) and three trombe sordine (muted trumpets).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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